Markets / Events

Part of my food philosophy is to get out to the markets to shop.  This can mean going to the Greenmarkets in the city or visiting the special markets set up for a day or even on a monthly basis.  In addition, I enjoy visiting food festivals and various fairs to sample goodies that I might not find elsewhere.  This gives me the chance to taste some great dishes, talk to chefs about their inspirations and their passions, and network with other food-loving folks.  These experiences I try to channel into my own kitchen in developing recipes and experimenting with new dishes.

It's pretty close to impossible to keep track of everything going on in the New York food scene, but I do try to make it to as many events as I can, including some on this list below.  For a weekly newsletter about upcoming NYC food events, I recommend signing on to receive Eater's Digest or looking at the listings on Metromix.  I also follow the events pages in Time Out New York.

Upcoming Local Food & Drink Events: 

Green Getaways, Local Food, and Travel Expo (04/30/11)
New Amsterdam Market Opening Day (05/01/11)
Thinking Local at Brooklyn Winery – The Jam Stand (05/02/11)
Hester Street Fair Opening Day (05/07/11)
Guactacular 2011 Sponsored by NachosNY (05/08/11)
Thinking Local at Brooklyn Winery – Hot Blondies Bakery (05/09/11)
James Beard Foundation Awards (05/09/11)
Brooklyn Uncorked (05/10/11)
Women Bake Bread! by Hot Bread Kitchen (05/14/11)
9th Avenue International Food Festival (05/14-15/11)
Brooklyn Soup Swap by Seriously Soupy (05/15/11)
Thinking Local at Brooklyn Winery – Alley O’Designer Gourmet (05/16/11)
Smorgasburg - A Brooklyn Flea Food Market (05/21/11)
Taste of Tribeca (05/21/11)
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation New York Event (05/23/11) - see website for other dates and host cities
Brewers Pic-NYC (05/29-20/11)
Big Apple Barbecue (06/11-12/11) - for more ‘Cue, see this website for other state festivals
NY Brewfest (06/12/11)
Edible Manhattan Eat, Drink, Local Week (06/24-30/11)
Food & Drink events at Jimmy's No. 43 (featuring local purveyors)

Food & Drink Conferences:

Camp Blogaway Conference for Food Bloggers (04/29/11 - Angelus Oaks, CA)
Green Getaways, Local Food & Travel Expo (04/30/11 - New York, NY)
Eat, Write, Retreat (05/20-22/11 - Washington, DC)
BlogHer Food Conference 2011 (05/20-21/11 - Atlanta, GA)
Beer Bloggers Conference (05/20-22/11 - London, UK)
International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference (IACP) (06/1-4/11 - Austin, TX)
Summer Fancy Food Show (07/10-12/11 - Washington, DC)
Wine Bloggers Conference (07/22-24/11 - Charlottesville, VA)
Big Summer Potluck for East Coast Food Bloggers (07/29-31/11 - PA)
Food Blogger Connect (08/12-14/11 - London, UK)
Beer Bloggers Conference (08/19-21/11 - Portland, OR)
Vida Vegan Blogger Conference (08/26-28/11 - Portland, OR)
Chocolate Show NYC (11/11-13/11 - New York, NY)
International Food Bloggers Conference (11/11-13/11 - Santa Monica, CA)

Market Reviews:

Arthur Avenue Bronx
Chelsea Market
Foodshed Market at Brooklyn Commons
New Amsterdam Market
NYC Greenmarkets

A wonderful resource about and guide to the local NYC markets is the book Markets of New York City by Karen Seiger.  For further updates, check out her website here.

Event Write-ups:

Duck-Off to benefit Food Systems Network NYC 
Tasting Brooklyn 
Brisket Cook-Off to benefit New Amsterdam Market
Edible Manhattan's Good Meat Party 2011
Eats+Apps at Social Media Week 2011
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